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17th Dec 2018

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Soros foundation to close Turkey office

George Soros's Open Society Foundation will end its operations in Turkey as soon as possible after Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the organisation of trying to divide and destroy nations. The foundation's Turkish chief, Hakan Altinay, was among 13 activists detained 10 days ago. They are accused of supporting jailed activist Osman Kavala in an attempt to topple the government through mass protests.

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Bulgarian 'EU passports' whistleblower wants justice

Katya Mateva, a former director in Bulgaria's ministry of justice turned whistleblower, says high-ranking politicians behind a scam leading to Bulgarian citizenship are likely to go unpunished.

No more Brexit talks, despite May's pleas

EU leaders said they can do no more than reassure the UK they do not want to trap it over Ireland, but May might need more than that to get the Brexit deal through parliament.

EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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